dellock6 wrote:You do not need to stop the job or snapshot the VM. Simply isolate its network from the production network and power it up while the replica job is not running; you can create a isolated vswitch to test. After tests are ok, simply shutdown the replica VM.
The note in the user guide just warns you from powering on replica VMs manually in the production network and while replication job is running. If your replicas are isolated and the job is idle, you are safe to test.